Canada's Cristobal Tapia de Veer Has Unlikely Hit With 'White Lotus' Theme
The hottest track at dance clubs and music festivals right now comes from a Canadian artist – and it’s not Kaytranada or deadmau5.
“Renaissance (Main Title Theme)” comes from Montreal’s Cristobal Tapia de Veer, who composed it for season two of the HBO series The White Lotus (available in Canada on Crave). It features the voice of Montreal's Stephanie Osorio holding a single note that Tapia de Veer sampled and played on a keyboard.
“It’s really unexpected,” Tapia de Veer, 49, told Buzzfeed earlier this month. “Unlike producing the stuff for a band or my own record, this is never the intent for a show. It’s always about serving the show and not thinking really about a stand-alone hit or single or anything like that. So it’s kind of the cherry on top.”
But, Tapia de Veer conceded the track is suited for clubs. “It feels like a party and just an all-out celebration,” he said.
It should not come as too much of a surprise that Tapia de Veer has a dance club hit. He was part of Canadian dance act One Ton, which released two albums and earned a JUNO nomination for New Group of the Year in 2003 before splitting up.
Clips of “Renaissance (Main Title Theme)” being played for crowds are showing up regularly on social media, as are some hilarious memes.
In September, Tapia de Veer won a pair of Creative Arts Emmy Awards for the music he created for the first season of The White Lotus. He earned Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music and Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie or Special.
The cast of Season 2 of The White Lotus includes Toronto's Adam DiMarco, who is familiar to many Canadians for starring in a series of Rogers commercials a decade ago.
The White Lotus is available in Canada on Crave, which is part of Bell Media, owner of this website.
They played The White Lotus theme song at the musical festival I was at this weekend. pic.twitter.com/SUF1u3XTgg— Elliot Roberts (@ElliotRoberts5) December 11, 2022
They played The White Lotus theme song last night and I lost my mind pic.twitter.com/419vKyO1tF— Kareem (@kjbelfon) December 10, 2022
@janeaugust The season two theme song deserves to play at every club #nyc #whitelotus #whitelotustheme #club #terminal5 ♬ Renaissance (Main Title Theme) [from "The White Lotus: Season 2"] - Cristobal Tapia De Veer
The Killers coming out to the White Lotus theme song was a whole ass mooooooood pic.twitter.com/8eLpeKNjo9— rosey posey (@roseysoho) December 14, 2022
Dominic Fike played the White Lotus theme at the end of his show… what does this mean pic.twitter.com/3hYx0zZATx— insufferable isabel (@shartyswiftie) December 2, 2022
@taylorgraysen No bc something happened when it hit minute 1:01 #whitelotus #whitelotusseason2 #hbo #hbomax ♬ original sound - Taylor Owen
*white lotus theme song plays*— Ntiri, not to be confused with Avatar’s Neytiri (@NtiAning) December 12, 2022
white people: pic.twitter.com/MZcJklpDUr
@smelanoris I thought season one had the best theme and then they went and made it better #whitelotus #thewhitelotus #fyp #hbo ♬ Renaissance (Main Title Theme) [from "The White Lotus: Season 2"] - Cristobal Tapia De Veer
The Killers walked onto stage at tonight’s Melbourne show to The White Lotus theme song. Always up for a pop culture worlds collide moment. pic.twitter.com/53a38JvrHq— Callum Twomey (@CalTwomey) December 14, 2022
Brisbane queen Henny Spaghetti performing the White Lotus theme song 🥲 pic.twitter.com/wzg9gPOWWR— Samuel Leighton-Dore (@SamLeightonDore) December 9, 2022
White Lotus theme is a hit at parties pic.twitter.com/gaLTapBOLG— jawk (@jawk) December 12, 2022
I love the #WhiteLotus theme pic.twitter.com/CQrKXetGIV— Shaun Pendergast (@ShaunPendy) December 12, 2022
The only content I’m consuming on the Internet today is viral dance videos set to the theme of White Lotus. This is the winner so far. Plz share others. pic.twitter.com/mfdRaP5xjl— Galen Druke (@galendruke) December 12, 2022
White Lotus theme was the closing vibe that night 😌 pic.twitter.com/W7xnW1xc2H— Adrian (@DiscoSangre) December 13, 2022
Achievement unlocked: got the club to throw ass to the White Lotus theme pic.twitter.com/NOwuzBMPlb— childish thembino (@AlexRemnick) December 11, 2022
Listen to music from Cristobal Tapia de Veer